This Week In Combined Arms History

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Monday, February 4, 2019 to Sunday, February 10, 2019

The American Revolution, which began as a colonial war for independence, had, by 1781, transformed into a global conflict fought between an American/Franco-Spanish coalition and the combined forces of the British Empire.

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Monday, January 28, 2019 to Sunday, February 3, 2019

The armies of the British Empire knew mostly military success over the course of nearly 400 years, but there were dark spots, blights on the history of British arms.

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Monday, January 21, 2019 to Sunday, January 27, 2019

The War of 1812 was fought on many different fronts on land and at sea. The young American republic found varying levels of success on each of these fronts. Along the northern border with Canada, however, the U.S. generally fared poorly.

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Monday, January 14, 2019 to Sunday, January 20, 2019

General Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian Campaign of 1796-97 constituted his first major independent army command and is considered by many military historians to be his most brilliant.

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Monday, January 7, 2019 to Sunday, January 13, 2019

Afghanistan has been called the “graveyard of empires,” and perhaps it is. It certainly seemed so to the British soldiers involved in the First Afghan War. The rugged country proved easier to enter than to exit.

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Monday, December 31, 2018 to Sunday, January 6, 2019

Few today remember the early battles of firepower (handguns and cannon) and maneuver (cavalry, pikemen, and dismounted knights) of the late 15th century Burgundian Wars.

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Monday, December 24, 2018 to Sunday, December 30, 2018

Soon after the outbreak of the French Revolution, the monarchies of Europe - threatened by the overthrow of one of their own - decided to invade France and reinstate King Louis XVI.

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Monday, December 17, 2018 to Sunday, December 23, 2018

Few people remember it today, but in terms of per capita death rates, King Phillip’s War – waged against the native tribes of New England – was the bloodiest conflict in American history.

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Monday, December 10, 2018 to Sunday, December 16, 2018

At the outset of the Second World War, Russia had signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany and immediately set out to annex the Baltic Republics, the eastern half of Poland, and, to conquer Finland.

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Monday, December 3, 2018 to Sunday, December 9, 2018

Napoleon Bonaparte and his military genius tend to dominate all military studies of the European War from 1792-1815. It is well that they do. Napoleon was the central figure in the wars that bear his name.

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